Humane Education


*Due to COVID-19 many of our programs have been modified. Details about changes can be found on each program's page.* 

   We offer a number of programs that help build empathy through animals. Our Humane Education teams works to create humane themed videos for our Kind Club Short series, we host education programs at the shelter, visit classrooms and create fun lessons for teachers to use. We also sponsor 450 Kind News magazine subscriptions for classrooms across the city - reaching thousands of students! If you'd like to learn more about one of our programs, please click on the link below. 



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 For Teachers: 

Humane Education Videos and Lesson Plans

Click here to check out episodes of "The Scoop" and "Petwise"




Questions? Contact the Humane Education department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday

Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please bring your dogs with you to the shelter for a meet-and-greet.

Business Office Hours (lost & found- receiving lobby- citations or other law enforcement concerns):

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

Animal Control Officer Assistance
9am-8pm Monday - Friday
After 8pm, weekend & holidays,
call 260-449-3000

After Hours / immediate officer assistance:
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies

General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514



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